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Honaker Awarded $6 Million from Department of Energy for Rare Earth Element Recovery Pilot Plant

August 25, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected a pilot-scale project led by University of Kentucky Professor of Mining Engineering Rick Honaker to move on to a second phase of research in an effort to recover rare earth elements (REE) from coal and coal byproducts.

WTBQ Radio interviews UK’s Rick Honaker on Rare Earth Elements

July 26, 2017

Earlier this month, Joe Dans at WTBQ Radio in Orange County, New York interviewed University of Kentucky mining engineering professor Rick Honaker about the potential impact of rare earth elements.

2017 PEM Seminar – September 15

July 22, 2017

The 2017 PEM seminar will be held on September 15, 2017 at Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington.

Steve Schafrik joins the Department of Mining Engineering

July 22, 2017

Dr. Steven Schafrik joined the Department of Mining Engineering in August 2017.

UK team places first in the 20th Carlson Senior Design Competition

July 22, 2017

Congratulations to our 2017 Seniors — Austin Miller, Cory Murphy, Cole Childress, and Jae Hong Song — who placed first in the 20th Carlson Senior Design Competition.

UK Mining Engineering, CAER - DOE Funding for Rare Earth Element Research

June 27, 2017

DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy recently announced that the three projects have been selected to receive approximately $3 million for research aimed at producing salable rare earth elements from domestic coal and coal by-products. UK’s Department of Mining Engineering is a partner on one of those projects while UK’s Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) is a partner on another project.

Yonts Wins Maurice A. Clay Award

April 25, 2017

Mining Engineering senior Brooklynn Yonts has received the Maurice A. Clay Award from the University of Kentucky Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society.

2017 Merit Badge Fair – over 80 boy scouts attended

April 20, 2017

Our SME student chapter successfully hosted a merit badge fair in the Mining and Minerals Building on Saturday April 15, 2017.

UK teams place 1st and 3rd in SME Eastern Collegiate Mine Rescue

April 20, 2017

Our two Mine Rescue teams placed first and third in the April 1, SME Eastern Collegiate Mine Rescue completion held in Lexington.